Winter Wonderland: NOT Disney, Snow White Stylized Shoot

Wedding planning can be overwhelming and having inspiration from a vendor-stylized shoot can be incredibly helpful. I recently worked on a NOT Disney Snow White themed photo shoot with a team of INCREDIBLE industry talents for Real Weddings Magazine and let me tell you, it’s got all the lush red and gold inspiration you could possibly ask for!

Everything from the sets rented from Getting Hitched? to the gowns by Sparkle Bridal to the hair/makeup by Melissa at All Dolled Up was utter perfection.

Tan Weddings and Events took care of even the finest of details and our fantastic hosts up at Kirkwood Resort made everything absolutely seamless.

How epic is this puzzled, multi-color, black floral cake from Something Sweet Bakery?

How adorable is this little pillow by Swoonable? The perfect wedding gift for any couple’s home!

Ok, full disclosure, I think I ate about 6 of these bacon-wrapped pork loins from the Kirkwood Catering team. How perfect is this plate laid out too? Almost too good to eat!

We also did some fun secondary looks on our model, Mandi, for her Real Wedding Magazine “Get to know Me” section! Can you even believe how good she looked in this handmade REAL floral cape by Flourish?

And seriously, she is ROCKING the white queen look!

All in all, I had a fantastic time collaborating with all of the talented vendors on this shoot. HUGE thanks to Real Weddings Magazine for tapping me to do the photos!

You can see EVEN MORE from this awesome shoot on the Real Weddings Blog!


The Details  //  Venue and Catering
Kirkwood Mountain Resort  |  209-258-7406  |

Katherine Elyse Photography  |  916-812-5475  |

Design, Styling and Coordination
Tan Wedding & Events  |  530-601-0914  |

Styling and Floral Design  
Flourish  |  916-212-5179   |

Cake and Candied Apples
Something Sweet Bakery  |  209-745-9000   |

Hair and Makeup
All Dolled Up Hair and Makeup Artistry  |  Melissa Oretta, Hair and Makeup
530-888-1562  |

Sparkle Bridal Couture | 916-538-6615 |

Cloak & Dagger Creations | 978-486-4414 |

Jewelry (Amanda’s Main Look and Additional Looks)
Macy’s |
Arden Fair Mall | 916-925-2845
Downtown Plaza | 916-444-3333
Sunrise Mall | 916-962-3333
Westfield Galleria at Roseville | 916-771-3333

Jewelry and Hair Accessories (Amanda’s Additional Looks)
Hair Comes The Bride

Hair Accessories (Amanda’s Additional Looks)
Ellen Marie Design |

Sara Gabriel |

Bella Vita Invitations | 916-682-8226 |

Design, Styling and Rentals
Getting Hitched? Wedding Design & Rentals | 916-879-3511 |

Custom Décor Pillows and Foil Names
Swoonable |

Justin Buettner Wedding Photography | 916-220-0159 |

Special thanks to our real bride model, Amanda, and to all of the professionals who contributed to this feature!

About Kate

Kate Cohen (she/her) is an International LGBTQIA+ wedding photographer based in Northern California who is focused on storytelling, candid captures, and iconic portraits of couples all over the globe.

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